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Continuing Professional Development
Advanced Diploma in Education (ADE) (AdvDip SLM)

The Cape Teaching and Leadership Institute (CTLI) is proud to announce that the Advanced Diploma in Education: School Leadership and Management (AdvDip SLM) has been accredited by the Higher Education Quality Council and will be rolled out within the education sector.

The AdvDip SLM replaces the Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE) School Management and Leadership.

The Advanced Diploma in Education (ADE) is a NQF level 7 qualification designed and developed to fulfil a recognized need of providing a well-rounded, broad education that equips in-service teachers with the subject content knowledge base, pedagogical theory and methodology that will enable them to demonstrate competence and responsibility as academics and professionals.

Key features of the newly developed AdvDip SLM are:

1. National Qualification Framework (NQF) exit Level 7
2. Minimum total credits: 120
3. Minimum credits at Level 7
The programme is targeted at School Management Team members who have management experience and who are practising or aspirant principals.

The following minimum requirements must be met by prospective students:

Programme Minimum requirements
AdvDip SLM • A former (before 2018) 4-year BEd (480 credits, NQF old exit Level 6) or
• A 4-year BEd (after 2018) – 480 credits, NQF Level 7 or
• A former general first degree (360 credits, NQF previous exit Level 6) or diploma, (360 credits, NQF old exit Level 6) and Postgraduate Certificate in Education (120 credits, NQF Level 7) or
• A new general first degree (360 credits, NQF exit Level 7) or diploma, (360 credits, NQF exit Level 7) and Advanced Diploma in Teaching (120 credits, NQF exit Level 7) or
• A former Higher Diploma in Education (120 credits, NQF exit Level 7) or,
• A former Advanced Certificate in education (120 credits, old exit Level 6) or
• A former college Higher Diploma in Education (480 credits, old exit Level 5/6) or
• A former Further Diploma in Education (120 credits, old exit Level 5/6).

Application Requirements:

Applications will be considered, subject to each applicant meeting all the following requirements:

1. Must be permanently employed by the WCED
2. Must meet the admission requirements of the applicable university
3. Must not be in receipt of another state bursary or any other bursary
4. Must not be registered at any other university upon submitting the application or at registration and or
5. Approval and commitment from both the circuit manager and principal of the school that the applicant will be supported throughout the programme, especially with regards to the practise-based component of the programme.
6. Important to note:
There are various kind of ADE programmes and or short courses aligned with the ADE.
For example:

• ADE in Further Education and Training (FET) Mathematics Teaching
• ADE in Mathematical Literacy Teaching
• ADE in Intermediate Phase Mathematics Teaching
• ADE in Senior Phase Mathematics Teaching
• ADE in FET Life Sciences Teaching
• ADE in Senior Phase Natural Sciences Teaching
• ADE in FET Physical Sciences Teaching

Advanced Certificate in Teaching (ACT)

1. The Advanced Certificate in Teaching addresses the requirement for a teaching and learning pathway for teachers advancing their careers. This qualification has a specific aim to improve teachers’ knowledge and competences in a new subject or strengthen their subject specialisation.
Therefore, the Advanced Certificate in Teaching will not only enhance the qualification of those teachers who are currently employed without adequate training, but it also offers specialist education to those teachers who need to strengthen their subject specialisation knowledge base. The qualification also aims to provide retraining to teachers who wish to change their career path, thus widening the pool of teachers who are able to teach a certain subject

NQF LEVEL COURSE
All ACTs exit NQF level 6 with 120 Credits i Advanced Certificate in Foundation Phase Teaching (ACT FP)
ii Advanced Certificate in Senior Phase Teaching Natural Science (ACT SP Natural Science)
iii Advanced Certificate in Senior Phase Teaching Mathematics (ACT SP Mathematics)
iv Advanced Certificate in Intermediate Phase Teaching (ACT IP)


2. Teachers fulfilling the following criteria may apply for the bursaries:

Programme Minimum Requirements
Advanced Certificate in Teaching (ACT) Phase specific - Teachers in possession of a formal teaching qualification at Relative Educational Qualification Value (REQV) 13 (M+3) or higher;
- Teachers currently teaching without a formal qualification in a phase
- Prospective students must also satisfy the entry requirements for formal studies at UCT

3. Only teachers in the above-mentioned categories may apply.

4. Applications will be considered subject to each applicant meeting all the following requirements:
- Must be permanently employed by the WCED.
- Must meet the admission requirements of the applicable university
- Must not be in receipt of another state bursary or any other bursary.
- May not be registered at any other university upon making the application or
on registration.
- Commitment from the principal of the school that the applicant will remain in the applicable phase and/or subject for the two years of study and the subsequent three years upon obtaining the qualification.

5. Both the Advanced Certificate in Teaching (ACT) and Advanced Diploma in Education (ADE) qualification programme will be offered on a part-time basis over a period of two years. The course work will involve network education, as well as contact sessions during school holidays.

6. Each bursary awarded will cover registration and tuition fees and the ETDP SETA will settle costs relating to registration and tuition fees directly with the higher education institution concerned.

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